Hackers Storm Microsoft India Retail Website, Post User Details Online

Newly confirmed reports suggest that Microsoft's Indian retail website was hacked on Monday and was down with hackers posting the screenshots of customers' username and passwords.

The hack attack, which was allegedly carried out by a Chinese group named Evil Shadow, reportedly resulted in the usernames and passwords belonging to the site's users falling into the hands of the perpetrators.

Shortly after the hack, the website started displaying an error message with the promise that it was going to be restored as soon as possible. "The Microsoft Store India is currently unavailable. Microsoft is working to restore access as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused", read the site.

The Indian version of Microsoft Store is not maintained by the Redmond based OS giant but rather looked after by Quasar Media - an India based firm which has assured the worrying users that an investigation has already been authorised for extracting other crucial details regarding the attack.

"I am not sure when the site will be up again or what happened," Quasar Media's spokesman, Rahul Roy stated, reports Reuters.

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